As many as seven civilians including a child died in an airstrike on Al Atarib, local media reported. The majority of sources said that Russia was responsible, however, one report by Akhbaralaan also made mention of the Syrian regime. According to All4Syria on August 16th, the sky over Aleppo was full of “swarms of Russian planes”.
Youm7 pout the death count at three including a child, though according to Akhbaralaan, seven people died.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Abdullah Sadeq Child killed
- Hussein Khalid Alarup Adult male killed
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
On August 16th 2016, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation reported that,"Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 tactical bombers took off from the “Hamedan” airbase (the Islamic Republic of Iran) and carried out a concentrated airstrike on objects of the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groupings in the provinces of Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor and Idlib. As a result, the strikes have eliminated 5 large ammunition depots with armament, munitions and fuel, training camps of militants near Serakab, Al-Ghab, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor cities, 3 control centres of militants near the cities Jafra and Deir ez-Zor as well as a significant number of militants. Ammunition depots, training camps and control centres destroyed by the bombing had been used for support of militant groupings near Aleppo."